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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What is going on with. A toe that is so painful 5months after toenail surgery what could have happened?

What is going on with. A toe that is so painful 5months after toenail surgery  what could have happened?

Sensitive area: The toe is a sensitive area to begin with. I am sorry to hear that your surgery is having some post-operative complications regarding the persistence of pain in the area. Make sure you follow-up with the foot surgeon to determine the best course of getting your pain reduced, and assuring the area is healing well, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would you recommend at total nail alvusion if i had a partial nail alvusion bt nail continues to be painful 4months after toenail surgery ?

Nails can take some.: Time to heal. I typically have my patients wait 6 months. If the nail is irregular, growing into the nail bed, hooking or lifting up i would consider a total nail avilsion other wise you need to determine if the pain is gong to be there even if you take off the whole nail. I would seek a second opinion from the do you saw before. ...Read more

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Is ingrown toenail surgery painful?

Ingrown nails...: The surgical part of it will be painless if you are anesthetized properly. Getting an injection to numb up the toe isn't the most comfortable feeling, however it only lasts for a few seconds then the rest of the removal is pain-free. ...Read more

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How is ingrown toenail surgery done ?

How is  ingrown toenail surgery done ?

In office: In the office, under a local anesthetic, the edge of the nail is removed. This can be done so that the nail does not grow back if there is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Does ingrown toenail surgery usually hurt?

Does ingrown toenail surgery usually hurt?

Very minimal: You will feel a stick from the injection and some burning from the numbing medicine. After that the procedure is painless. After the numbing wears off, the area can be tender for the next couple of days which can be managed by tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. ...Read more

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What recovery is like after ingrown toenail surgery?

The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days. ...Read more

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What is the typical cost of an ingrown toenail surgery?

Varies: Costs vary by regions of the country. It should be between $250-$400. ...Read more

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